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Members of CBI Physical Rehabilitation recently held a door-to-door food drive throughout the city and collected over one ton of food. This donation was turned over to the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre.
Members of CBI Physical Rehabilitation recently held a door-to-door food drive throughout the city and collected over one ton of food. This donation was turned over to the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Winner declared in battle of the food banks

By Roger White
June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

It may have been a friendly competition between three area food banks but the real winners were those the agencies serve as more than $41,000 worth of food was collected during a recent Food Wars challenge.

Curativa Cannabis President and CEO James Davey said he is excited his company was selected for one of 51 operators for Saskatchewan's cannabis retail stores in North Battleford.
Curativa Cannabis President and CEO James Davey said he is excited his company was selected for one of 51 operators for Saskatchewan's cannabis retail stores in North Battleford. file photo/Canadian Press

Cannabis permit holder plans for expansion, more staff

By Roger White
June 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Now that 51 operators for Saskatchewan’s cannabis retail stores are selected, the real work begins according to the president of one of the two successful applicants for the permits in North Battleford.

Battlefords Chamber of Commerce President Terry Caldwell (center) received a cheque for $10,000 from Scott Campbell (left) and Trent Gatzke (right) of Scott Campbell Dodge for the Actions Battlefords project.
Battlefords Chamber of Commerce President Terry Caldwell (center) received a cheque for $10,000 from Scott Campbell (left) and Trent Gatzke (right) of Scott Campbell Dodge for the Actions Battlefords project. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local business helps chamber take action

By Roger White
June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm Updated: June 4, 2018 - 3:23pm

A North Battleford business owner has stepped up to show his support for the Battlefords and Area Chamber of Commerce’s new initiative aimed at boosting local business and making the community a safer place to live.

R&B singer Denise Valle will be one of the performers taking part in the the Second Annual Garden Party for the Battlefords Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Society. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Destination Battlefords.
R&B singer Denise Valle will be one of the performers taking part in the the Second Annual Garden Party for the Battlefords Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Society. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Destination Battlefords. submitted photo/SaskMusic

Garden party for mental health set for June 16

By Roger White
May 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

After the huge response to last year’s Garden Party hosted by the Battlefords Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), organizers are looking to exceed the more than 120 who attended. 

In order to replace several power poles and transformers, SaskPower officials are advising residents there are planned power outages in North Battleford on Sunday.
In order to replace several power poles and transformers, SaskPower officials are advising residents there are planned power outages in North Battleford on Sunday. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Infrastructure upgrades means power outages for several N.B. areas

By Roger White
May 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

SaskPower customers in several North Battleford areas will be waking up on Sunday morning without power.

According to SaskPower spokesperson Jordan Jackle, the work is necessary to upgrade equipment.

The Finlayson Island bridge south-side only (shown) is currently open to vehicle traffic. A firm will complete an in-depth study on what work is required for the entire bridge as well as consider what might be involved to replace the bridge, among some of the options for council to consider.
The Finlayson Island bridge south-side only (shown) is currently open to vehicle traffic. A firm will complete an in-depth study on what work is required for the entire bridge as well as consider what might be involved to replace the bridge, among some of the options for council to consider. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Finlayson Island bridge study will review all options

By Angela Brown
May 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Review work on the Finlayson Island Bridge is expected to start this June.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has been purchased by the federal government for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan.
The Trans Mountain pipeline has been purchased by the federal government for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan. The Canadian Press

Locals have mixed feelings on federal pipeline purchase

By Roger White
May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Yesterday’s announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the Liberal government intends to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion is generating mixed reactions.

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